A quick and easy way to create terrazzo-patterned wall art with your kids
Spend a summer day in with your child making terrazzo art on the wall
If you are thinking of redoing your child’s room, faking an abstract terrazzo pattern with paint lets you indulge in adding a touch of home-made art to your walls and allows you to spend some quality time with your child.
Allow your child’s room to bear the prints of their creativity. Or pick a wall that is in dire need of painting. Before you get started, take a look at how it’s done.
We show you how to get that distinctive texture using abstract patterns, some really good shades of paint, a bit of imagination and recruiting your child for some fun around the house. We were inspired by Jodi Geralyn Bond of House on a Sugar Hill. And we hope you find your inspiration here.
YOU WILL NEED:
We recommend these shades from the Asian Paints Colour Spectra collection to make that wall pop.
. Caspean Sea (code number 7294)
. Corsican Sky (code number 7305)
. Silk Route (code number 0N13)
. Rich Prune-N (code number 9984)
You can also use any leftover paint that you might have lying around the house.
Flat paint brushes
Roller brush (small)
Draw abstract shapes on the wall, in varying sizes, with a chalk.
Outline these shapes with masking tape to ensure that the paint doesn’t spill out. Even if you are good at painting with a brush, it is important to create a masking tape outline for the roller brush finish.
Choose the colour you would like to fill in each shape, trying to maintain a balance of colours and yet ensuring a random pattern (because that’s what a terrazzo surface is all about).
Involve your kids and ask them to colour each shape with the paint brush.
Finish with a roller brush for a smoother effect.
Once the paint has dried, remove the masking tape.
Retouch the edges of each shape with a finer brush, if required.
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